Calgary boys now part of Calgary Dinos

Calgary welcomes two local commits to their team.

When you’re given the chance to play with your hometown team, why not take it? That’s what running back Myles Browne, a transfer from the Concordia Stingers and linebacker Ryan Sorensen from William Aberhart High School did after signing with the University of Calgary Dinos.

Myles Browne

Courtesy of Myles Browne.

After spending some time in Montreal, the city of his birth, Myles Browne will be returning to Calgary, the place he had called home for so many years. “I lived in Calgary my whole life,” he said. “The well-established tradition of success academically and football wise attracted me the most (to the University of Calgary), along with the impressive football staff and as well as joining a team close in proximity to where I grew up.”

After playing a season under the tutelage of the Concordia Stingers’ coaches, Browne will get to taste a Calgary-brand of coaching. “I believe the coaches know how to work with athletes to be successful on the field (and) to the best of their abilities. But, more importantly, (they) give them the proper tools to be successful students,” the 5’11, 193lbs athlete said.

Browne, who is currently studying sociology, law and society, spent three years playing with the Notre Dame Pride (Calgary High School Athletic Association) before university. While with the Pride, he was part of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 teams that won the division 1 city and provincial championships for the third straight year. While with Team Alberta at the 2014 Football Canada Cup, he was named the team’s MVP. He also played with Team Canada U18 and Team South in the Alberta Senior Bowl in 2015.

Ryan Sorensen

Courtesy of Ryan Sorensen.

Ryan Sorensen hasn’t had a very long football career, which began in grade ten and has only spanned over three years. But, now the middle linebacker will have a chance to play U Sports football in his home of Calgary. “I wanted to go to university in my hometown and both my parents graduated at UofC,” he said. “It has a great football program. I also went to a football practice just to watch and everyone there made me feel welcome to be apart of their program.”

He added that, “The coaches have a great reputation and when I went to one practice to watch, all the coaches were friendly.”

While his career has been short, the 6’0, 180lbs William Aberhart Trojan (CHSAA) won a defensive lineman award and a division 2 city championship in 2014. In 2016, he was given an MVP award.

When he isn’t on the gridiron, you can probably find Sorensen somewhere in the backcountry. “I’ve played many sports,” he said. “I love the outdoors, really enjoy fly fishing and spending as much time as I can outside. I mountain bike in the summer and ski and play hockey in the winter.”

Welcome to the Family Ryan Sorensen! #wearealldinos #godinos #futuredinos

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